The Formula for Receiving Compliments

I believe receiving a compliment appropriately is often harder than giving an appropriate compliment because it boils down to emotional maturity. And if I am being honest, this has been a hard, but needed, lesson for me personally…

Two Reasons to Give More Compliments

I am an encourager. Something deep in my heart wants to help others feel loved and valuable and worthy and comfortable in their own skin, which is why I am constantly going on about how beautiful and awesome I think you are…

Do Positive Self-Affirmations Really Work?

I am beautiful…I have all the energy I need for today…I am capable of great things…I am enough…I matter. These are positive self-affirmations – statements intended to be repeated like mantras in order to boost one’s self-esteem and positive outlook. Repeating positive self-affirmations is as common in psychotherapy as croissants are in bakeries, and I know first hand…